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November 30, 2007

Shaun will start

Posted by Jose Romero at 11:47 AM

Coach Mike Holmgren said Shaun Alexander will start at running back Sunday at Philly. Holmgren spoke to reporters after today's practice.

Alexander was able to practice all week, including today. Holmgren said Alexander is moving well and has no pain. But the coach also said backup Maurice Morris, who didn't practice too much this week because of a hurt ankle, will also play.

"Mo will probably play a little bit more than before Shaun was hurt, and Shaun understands that. He's handling it like a real professional," Holmgren said.

Holmgren said he didn't know if the game would come down to a 50-50 split as far as playing time for the two running backs.

"We're getting back the MVP of the league," Holmgren said, referring to when Alexander was the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2005. "Last year when he was hurt, we struggled just a little bit. He came back and gave us a little bit of a burst at the end there, and I'm hopeful he'll do the same thing this year."

LB Lofa Tatupu, S Mike Green and DT Rocky Bernard all practiced Friday, their first practices of the week. Tatupu (sore ribs/oblique) is expected to play while it might be a game-day decision on Bernard (groin) and Green (knee).

Game balls from last week's win went to Patrick Kerney on defense (his second straight honor), Matt Hasselbeck for offense and Green for special teams.

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